Hopewell man dies after crashing into Sussex County ditch

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. – A 60-year-old Hopewell man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Sussex County on Tuesday night, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash occurred around 8:55 p.m. on eastbound Route 40, east of Route 652.

Police say 60-year-old Henry Edward Allen was driving a 2003 Ford Fusion eastbound on Route 60 and was attempting to exit at Wakefield when he lost control, ran off the road and into a ditch.

Allen died at the scene.

Police say alcohol was not a contributing factor, but Allen was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.